St. Andrew's is the Place for Teens...
St. Andrew's Youth Groups
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We enjoy hanging out together as we do community service projects, learn about Christian spirituality, and get to know each other better. Our group is a wonderful way for teens at St. Andrew's to get together with others their age in a safe and fun environment. It's also a great place to continue growing in faith, and to explore our own questions about God and the church. (No question is "dumb" here, and all challenges to faith are met and welcomed.)
Some of the things we enjoyed together last year include going to a movie, cooking dinner for the residents at Ronald McDonald House followed by a trip to Pepe's Pizza, Christmas caroling at a nursing home, having a visit from two therapy dogs who visit the elderly, duckpin bowling, making a set of Stations of the Cross, and just spending time together playing games or hanging out. Young and older teens, come and join us!
The Middle School Youth Group is for teens or tweens in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. The High School Youth Group includes teens in grades 9 through 12. The groups meet at the same time but split for various activities. The Youth Groups usually meet every other Sunday afternoon during the school year. Please call the church office at 203-245-2584 for more information.
Youth Group Forms Download the 2-page Medical Information and Release Form here. The Youth Group Individual Event Permission Form also is available. These files are in PDF format. (See below for downloading Adobe Acrobat, if required.)
Christian Education for Teens
For youth in grades 6
and 7 we offer the "Rite 13" section of the
Journey to Adulthood curriculum, currently the most popular
curriculum in use in the Episcopal Church. This program
seeks to empower teens to make good decisions for themselves
and to think through questions of faith clearly. It also
encourages them to form a close community among themselves,
while modeling Christian love. Classes meet after the
9:15 Sunday service, from about 10:10 until 11:00, in
- For youth in grades 8 and 9 we offer the "J2A" section of the Journey to Adulthood curriculum. J2A continues the community building begun in Rite 13 and further develops teens' abilities to make good choices in line with the teachings of Jesus. The topics of Society, Self, Spirituality, and Sexuality are covered over the two years. J2A may lead to Confirmation, if that is the choice of the teen. J2A meets from 10:10 until 11:00 each Sunday in classroom 7.
What is our mission?
To deepen faith and transform the world as Christ calls us through joyful worship, music, study and service to others.
What is our vision?
Growing Together in God's Love:
Growing Our Community, Growing Our Faith, and Growing Our Mission
Read the entire Vision Statement
The standards provide norms for supervision, discipline and content of children's and youth programs at St. Andrew's. Also included are policies on movies, transportation to youth events, and the minimum age for drivers and leaders.
For more information, download a PDF of the St. Andrew's Youth StandardsThis file is in PDF format, which requires the freely available Adobe Reader in order to view. To download Adobe Reader, please click here.